Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing the Earthquake Fault Blue Diamond Route

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  • Snowshoeing through the old-growth Jeffrey pine and Red Fir near earthquake fault trailhead offers a peaceful and up-close experience in the forest. Take the opportunity to view the unique and relatively recent geological feature: a deep fissure in a flow of volcanic rock, in places as narrow as 10 feet wide and as deep as 60 feet, that lines up with the Inyo-Mono Craters. From the parking area off Hwy 203, look for the Blue Diamond Symbols in the trees to guide you along a 1.6 mile route (3.2 miles total out and back).

  • Snowshoeing through the old-growth Jeffrey pine and Red Fir near earthquake fault trailhead offers a peaceful and up-close experience in the forest. Take the opportunity to view the unique and relatively recent geological feature: a deep fissure in a flow of volcanic rock, in places as narrow as 10 feet wide and as deep as 60 feet, that lines up with the Inyo-Mono Craters. From the parking area off Hwy 203, look for the Blue Diamond Symbols in the trees to guide you along a 1.6 mile route (3.2 miles total out and back).

Avalanche Forecast for 04/16/2021

  • AVALANCHE FORECAST: As rising temperatures and sunshine warm slopes today, small Loose-Wet sloughs that could grow to become consequential will become possible on steep slopes. Avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE progressively on E to S to W facing slopes at all elevations and N aspects at low elevations. Find out More
  • Experience Checklist

    • Binoculars
    • Camera
    • Day pack
    • Hat
    • Hiking boots
    • Ski poles
    • Snowshoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Telephoto lens
    • Water
    • Wildlife-identification guide
    • Winter gloves

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.6 miles
    Trail Surface
    Snow
    Duration
    Less than 4 hours

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